(USUALLY THIS HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS NO “COUNTER CHECK OR A “CHECK AND BALANCE SYSTEM.” FOOLISH PEOPLE JUST TRUST SOMEBODY COMPLETELY. IT’S LIKE KEEPING THEIR DOORS ALWAYS OPEN AND INVITING PEOPLE TO STEAL.
SAME THING, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TRUSTED ITS MONKS. IT HOPED THOSE BAD MONKS WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. HOWEVER, THE BAD MONKS JUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HIGHER PRIESTS’ KINDNESS OR TRUST. THEY CONTINUE TO ABUSE MORE CHILDREN AT OTHER PLACES).
Employee Embezzles $1.6 Million from Boss, Cops say
Detectives say Holly Martin-Campbell worked as a bookkeeper for a cement company near Gardena.
10:28 PM PDT, June 30, 2010
LOS ANGELES — An Inglewood woman is accused of embezzling $1.6 million dollars from her boss to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Detectives say Holly Daunielle Martin-Campbell, 37, stole the money while working as an administrative secretary at Blue Daisy Cement Products near Gardena.
Campbell used the money to buy a home in a gated community next to Hollywood Park, purchase a $22,000 Ducati motorcycle for her husband, and a BMW sport utility vehicle for herself, eat at expensive restaurants and attend sporting events and concerts, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s detective Christopher Derry.
Martin-Campbell was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of grand theft and forgery. She is set to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.
Her boss says he had no idea she had served a 16-month prison sentence in the late 1990s for credit card fraud when he hired her in 2002.
Martin-Campbell was in charge of accounts receivable. Her job was to process the incoming checks from customers, Detective Derry said.
An investigation found that she began depositing checks into her own bank account in 2004. The checks, which were for a few thousand dollars up to $21,000, were made out to Blue Daisy, but Bank of America still accepted the checks, Derry siad.
She would then delete the transactions.
The scam was uncovered in late 2008 when a Blue Daisy accountant realized the company’s profits did not match the amount of product they were selling. The company’s owner began scrutinizing the business transactions and found that Martin-Campbell had been depositing the checks into her own account.
Martin-Campbell is being held on $1.5 million dollars bail. She served a 16-month prison sentence in the late 1990s for credit card fraud
Martin-Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Martin-Campbell’s parents have paid $300,000 toward restitution but still owes $1.3 million to Blue Daisy.